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Does America Deserve A Raise?

October 22, 2014 12:57 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operations | Blogs | Comments

The potential effects of enacting President Obama's proposed minimum wage hike to $10.10 are discussed for the economy, employers, and workers.                               

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Google Aims To Revamp Email

October 24, 2014 4:36 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Engineers at Google believe email is outdated and has not evolved to reflect our changing needs. Now Google is trying to make email more efficient with a new app called "Inbox."                     

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PolyFlex Products Merges With Age Empaques de Mexico

October 24, 2014 1:29 pm | by PolyFlex Products de Mexico | News | Comments

The new entity, PolyFlex Products de Mexico, is headquartered in Monterey, CA with 16 manufacturing and distribution centers in Mexico and the southwest U.S.                           

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Industrial Supply Makes $20K Donation To Utah Food Bank

October 24, 2014 1:16 pm | by Industrial Supply Co. | News | Comments

The donation represented the proceeds from Industrial Supply’s annual charity golf event, held on Aug. 13 at the Homestead Resort in Midway, Utah.                             

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Hand Sanitizer Donated To Fight Ebola

October 24, 2014 1:07 pm | by Deb Group | Product Releases | Comments

Deb InstantFOAM hand sanitizer has been independently and successfully tested as being effective against enveloped viruses like Ebola. So, Deb is working with the WHO to share resources with countries currently in need of hand sanitizer products.

Wurth Group Extends Partnership With Penske’s NASCAR Program

October 24, 2014 12:24 pm | by Wurth Racing | News | Comments

Under the terms of the new agreement, the industrial supplier giant will be a primary sponsor of the No. 2 Team Penske Ford Fusion for three 2015 NSCS races.                           

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U.S. Industrial Vacancy Rate The Lowest In More Than A Decade

October 24, 2014 12:04 pm | by Cushman & Wakefield | News | Comments

Research shows significant space absorption, which coupled with historically low supply, is driving strong rent growth in most major industrial hubs.                             

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Amazon Posts Q3 Loss Of $437 Million

October 24, 2014 9:21 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The world's largest online retailer reported a wider third-quarter loss than analysts expected and gave a disappointing holiday forecast.                                 

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Chicago Fed National Index Shows Growth Picked Up In September

October 23, 2014 12:37 pm | by Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago | News | Comments

September’s data suggests that growth in national economic activity was somewhat above its historical trend.                                         

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USG Q3 Sales Up 5 Percent

October 23, 2014 12:29 pm | by USG Corporation | News | Comments

USG's third quarter adjusted net income improved by 175 percent from a year ago.                                             

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3M Third Quarter Income Up 6 Percent

October 23, 2014 10:35 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The company's industrial unit revenue rose 3 percent, while its electronics and energy unit rose nearly 4 percent.                                       

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Avnet Opens Fiscal 2015 With 7.8 Percent Sales Increase

October 23, 2014 10:15 am | by Avnet | News | Comments

Top-line growth, combined with an increase in gross profit margin and continued expense efficiencies across the enterprise, resulted in operating income growing 1.6 times faster than revenue.                 

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Lawson Q3 Sales Up 8.6 Percent

October 23, 2014 9:40 am | by Lawson Products | News | Comments

The sales increase was driven by growth in strategic accounts, growth in Lawson's Kent Automotive division, and by improved productivity of existing sales reps and sales reps hired within the past year.           

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WESCO Sales, Profit Rise In Third Quarter

October 23, 2014 9:25 am | by WESCO International | News | Comments

Sales were up in all four of WESCO's end markets for the second consecutive quarter, while the company narrowed its full-year outlook.                               

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Airgas Second Quarter Sales Up 6 Percent

October 23, 2014 9:08 am | by Airgas | News | Comments

Since the beginning of its fiscal year, the company has acquired 12 businesses with aggregate annual sales of more than $43 million.                                 

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United Stationers Sales Up 6 Percent in Q3

October 22, 2014 5:14 pm | by United Stationers | News | Comments

Sales were boosted by the September acquisition of Liberty Bell Equipment, a wholesaler of automotive aftermarket tools and supplies.                               

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General Cable CEO Receives Supplier Leadership Award From Affiliated Distributors

October 22, 2014 4:48 pm | by General Cable | News | Comments

CEO Greg Lampert accepted the Supplier of the Year for Leadership award at Affiliated Distributor's Spirit of Independence Awards Banquet earlier this month.                           

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Canadian IPG Company Wins Rayovac Industrial Distributor Award

October 22, 2014 4:21 pm | by Rayovac | News | Comments

Compared to last fiscal year, Canadian IPG's Q4 sales have increased by 469 percent, while its alkaline business has seen a 1,491 percent increase versus a year ago.                         

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Most Construction Firms Report Having Trouble Finding Qualified Workers

October 22, 2014 3:52 pm | by Associated General Contractors Of America | News | Comments

A nationwide survey finds 83 percent of firms have difficulty finding craft workers as many firms boost pay and benefits.                                     

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U.S. Consumer Prices Rose In September

October 22, 2014 3:34 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The modest inflationary pressures have allowed the central bank to keep interest rates at record lows to boost the economy.                                     

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Border States Electric Launches E-Commerce Website

October 22, 2014 1:18 pm | by Border States Electric | News | Comments

The website offers a catalog of more than 215,000 products and exists to improve the way BSE’s customers purchase supplies, manage their inventory, and conduct their work.                       

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